Singapore: Centaur Asia Pacific has underlined its status as a major player in the Asian golf industry with an impressive show of strength at the second GreenUrbanScape Asia [GUSA].
Visited by Singapore Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong, Centaur’s eye-catching booth at the Singapore Expo Convention & Exhibition Centre showcased a plethora of cutting-edge hardware.
As well as the revolutionary Cub Cadet RG3 robotic greensmower, Centaur took the opportunity to launch its new CORE Technology to the golf and landscape markets – Gasless Hand Tools, including blowers, trimmers and hedgers – also under the Cub Cadet branding.
Also on show was Centaur’s unique AlgaeGreen Seaweed and products from Jacobsen equipment and TurfBreeze Fans, among the numerous high-profile international companies represented by Centaur.
Danny Potter, Centaur’s Managing Director, said: “After 12 years building up our reputation, we believe that Centaur has proved itself to be a reputable and respected supplier of a wide range of equipment, products and services to the turf, landscape and horticulture markets throughout the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions.
“Until recently, Centaur has been known to many as the company that sold SubAir and SandMat and a variety of fertilisers.
“But based on the quality of clients now within our portfolio, we are increasingly being recognised as a well-rounded company that can be trusted to provide quality products and knowledge.
“As well as representing Jacobsen Turf Equipment, Centaur prides itself on continually bringing cutting-edge products into Asia that will benefit the playing surfaces at golf courses around the region.”
Headquartered in Singapore, Centaur Asia Pacific also has an office in Hong Kong. The company is a Full Business Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
Potter said: “At Centaur, our mission statement is ‘to provide the best tools, services, and technical knowledge to our customers so that they can produce the best results possible in their chosen market’.
“We are currently providing products and services to clients that are constructing and maintaining golf courses, sports fields, landscapes, parks and gardens, homelawns, hotels, resorts and recreational facilities.
“GUSA was the ideal platform for us to show off some of the incredible products we are involved with … and to let people see who we are.”
Supported by the Asian Golf Industry Federation, the second edition of GreenUrbanScape Asia, an international exhibition and conference on landscape, greenery design, construction and technology, was hailed as an outstanding success.
“GreenUrbanScape Asia serves as a platform for policy-makers, facility owners and managers, landscape architects, architects and service providers to exchange knowledge on the latest greenery and urban design methods and evaluate current cutting edge solutions and technology,” said a spokesman for the organisers.
GreenUrbanScape Asia was complemented by the International Skyrise Greenery Conference and GreenUrbanScape Asia Congress.
In his address at the opening ceremony, Minister Wong said: “The GUSA is fast becoming a leading platform for regional urban greenery experts to share insights, technologies and innovative ideas.
“There are many interesting topics that can be discussed on how we can continue to innovate in our greening solutions. There are a lot of expertise to share and a lot of topics we can talk about. This is a testament to the thriving green movement in Asia.”
Hong Kong: Peter Tang Shu-chuen, a hugely influential figure in China’s golfing history who conducted one of the sport’s most famous and far-reaching lessons, has passed away at the age of 71.